Induction Criteria



  • Five years must have elapsed since a candidate participated in athletics on their respective teams. (Not  professional athletes)
  • Those selected, must have resided or participated within Newark, New Jersey. These provisions do not apply to coaches, administrators, and representatives of the schools or organizations that do not have a residency requirement.
  • The “Performers” category – Athletes who represented Newark  high schools and/or colleges and were residents of Newark will  be selected.
  • The “Achievers” category – will consist of athletes from college, professional ranks, coaches, administrators, or any other individual who has distinguished themself by contributing to Newark athletics.
  • Candidates are chosen for their athletic ability, participation and contributions made to sports/athletics and/or community.
  • The slate of new Inductees will be selected by the Newark Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee and ratified by the board.
  • Nominees for 2023 that are not elected, will remain on the NAHF Nomination List for (3) years.